Prince Harry to play in the 5th Sentebale Polo Cup in Abu Dhabi this month
Creating awareness for children affected by HIV/AIDS
In an exciting announcement for the country's polo community, and following last year's Sentebale Polo Cup which took place in Connecticut, USA, its co-founder Prince Harry is set to bring the charitable concept to the UAE later this month.
The Sentebale Polo Cup was Prince Harry's brainchild back in 2010, and now in its fifth year, the annual event raises money and awareness of its work in providing healthcare and education to vulnerable children in Lesotho in southern Africa, many whom are victims of extreme poverty and the HIV/AIDs epidemic.
The battle will commence again in this year's Sentebale Polo Cup as Prince Harry will play for the Sentebale Huntsman team against Nacho Figueras' St. Regis team.
Guests will be treated to an early evening reception followed by the main game and the winning team will be presented with the Sentebale Polo Cup trophy by jeweller and silversmith Garrard & Damas before a dinner hosted by Rolex.
Other sponsors of the day include Jaguar Land Rover, Sentebale's longest standing sponsor for the polo cup and the national airline for Abu Dhabi, Etihad.
"Sentebale is delighted to be hosting our Sentebale Polo Cup in Abu Dhabi this year. This event is extremely important to the charity, and allows us to continue to help and support some of the most vulnerable children in the world, through our work in Lesotho. We are very grateful for the generous support of all our sponsors who make this event possible." Said Cathy Ferrier, Chief Executive of Sentebale.
The money and awareness raised from the event will support Sentebale's expansion plans in providing leading emotional and psychological support to many more children affected by HIV/AIDS.